Used 2010 Ford Escape

2010 Ford Escape
List price range
$5,583 - $14,249

Pros

  • Innovative high-tech features, impressive crash scores, peppy performance.

Cons

  • Feels old compared to rivals, poor braking performance, non-reclining rear seat is difficult to fold.

Used 2010 Ford Escape for Sale

Ford Escape 2010 XLS 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 5M)
71,617 miles
Used 2010
Ford Escape
XLS
CarMax
3.1 mi away
List$11,599
Est.Loan: $237/mo
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CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final purchase will be made in VA, and excludes tax, title, tags and $299 CarMax processing fee (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.
Ford Escape 2010 Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
121,997 miles
Used 2010
Ford Escape
Limited
Anmo Cars
5.4 mi away
List$5,987
Est.Loan: $123/mo
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Ford Escape 2010 Limited 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
116,781 miles
Used 2010
Ford Escape
Limited
List$9,381
Est.Loan: $192/mo
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Ford Escape 2010 XLT 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
67,497 miles
Used 2010
Ford Escape
XLT
Auto Expo
17 mi away
List$8,995
Est.Loan: $184/mo
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Ford Escape 2010 XLT 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
137,447 miles
Used 2010
Ford Escape
XLT
List$5,707
Est.Loan: $117/mo
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$157 Below Market
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Ford Escape 2010 XLT 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
118,000 miles
Used 2010
Ford Escape
XLT
(5)
Cars 4 Less
17.4 mi away
List$5,990
Est.Loan: $123/mo
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Ford Escape 2010 XLT 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
93,427 miles
Used 2010
Ford Escape
XLT
List$7,781
Est.Loan: $159/mo
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$214 Below Market
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Ford Escape 2010 XLT 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
97,000 miles
Used 2010
Ford Escape
XLT
Carplex
18.9 mi away
List$6,995
Est.Loan: $143/mo
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Ford Escape 2010 XLT 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
108,090 miles
Used 2010
Ford Escape
XLT
List$8,900
Est.Loan: $182/mo
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Ford Escape 2010 XLS 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 5M)
108,313 miles
Used 2010
Ford Escape
XLS
List$6,000
Est.Loan: $123/mo
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$165 Below Market
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Ford Escape 2010 XLT 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
131,489 miles
Used 2010
Ford Escape
XLT
List$6,991
Est.Loan: $143/mo
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Ford Escape 2010 XLT 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
61,097 miles
Used 2010
Ford Escape
XLT
List$8,990
Est.Loan: $184/mo
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Ford Escape 2010 Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
119,406 miles
Used 2010
Ford Escape
Limited
(1)
CarMax
36.1 mi away
List$11,998
Est.Loan: $245/mo
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Dealer Notes
CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final used vehicle purchase will be made in MD, and excludes tax, title and tags but includes $99 dealer processing charge (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.
Ford Escape 2010 XLT 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
136,868 miles
Used 2010
Ford Escape
XLT
Malloy Ford
38.4 mi away
List$7,869
Est.Loan: $161/mo
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Dealer Notes
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Ford Escape 2010 XLT 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
86,244 miles
Used 2010
Ford Escape
XLT
List$8,987
Est.Loan: $184/mo
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$247 Below Market
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Ford Escape 2010 Limited 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
72,376 miles
Used 2010
Ford Escape
Limited
(18)
Hagerstown Kia
40.1 mi away
List$7,944
Est.Loan: $163/mo
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Ford Escape 2010 Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
102,224 miles
Used 2010
Ford Escape
Limited
List$10,500
Est.Loan: $215/mo
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Ford Escape 2010 XLT 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
94,529 miles
Used 2010
Ford Escape
XLT
List$8,955
Est.Loan: $183/mo
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$246 Below Market
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Edmunds' Expert Review

A slew of innovative high-tech features make the 2010 Ford Escape a tempting choice in the compact crossover category. But this model is showing its advanced age and most competitors are ultimately more appealing.

vehicle overview

Remember the year 2000? Back when we were all a-flutter about hanging chads and surviving the Y2K computer bug? That year also saw the arrival of the Ford Escape, the first compact crossover SUV from an American car company, which quickly became a runaway best-seller. Although its engines, steering, styling and interior are considerably different than they were at the turn of the century, the 2010 Ford Escape still has a lot of similarity to the vehicle that launched when Bill Clinton was a lame duck. Not surprisingly, the Escape is beginning to feel its age.

It's most apparent on the inside, where the Escape lacks a few basic features now common among its newer competitors, such as a telescoping steering wheel and a backseat that reclines and slides fore and aft. As such, the Escape just isn't as comfortable or versatile as more modern rivals. Even more damning, though, are brakes (discs in front but antiquated drums in the rear) that simply don't have the power to bring the Escape to a stop as effectively as other small SUVs.

However, there are a number of high-tech goodies stashed inside this aging wrapper that make the Escape still worth a look. Ford's Sync system is certainly a deal-making technology, seamlessly integrating your cell phone and iPod/MP3 player into the car's control systems. When equipped with the optional navigation system (the same one found in all Ford's products), the Escape provides real-time information for traffic, weather, sport scores, movie times and probably your horoscope if you ask nicely enough.

New for 2010 is MyKey, which allows parents to set electronic limits for vehicle speed and stereo volume for their teenage driver. Think of it as an automotive V-chip (speaking of 2000-era relics). Even more notable is Auto Park. Taking a page out of the Lexus playbook, it gives the car control over its steering during parallel-parking maneuvers. We've tested it and found the Escape's system works notably better than the one found in the exponentially more expensive Lexus LS 460.

In total, a fully loaded 2010 Ford Escape will certainly please those who value having the latest technology, so it may be worthy of consideration. However, so are other top small crossover SUVs like the Chevrolet Equinox, Honda CR-V, Subaru Forester and Toyota RAV4. Driving them all back-to-back, you might find yourself thinking the Escape, despite its techno veneer, is just a tad too dated for your tastes.

trim levels & features

The 2010 Ford Escape is a compact SUV that seats five people. It is available in XLS, XLT and Limited trim levels. A Hybrid model is addressed via a separate review.

Standard equipment on the XLS includes 16-inch alloy wheels, an integrated blind spot driver mirror, keyless entry, full power accessories, cruise control, air-conditioning and a four-speaker stereo with a CD player and auxiliary audio jack. The Sync electronics interface (includes iPod interface and Bluetooth) and steering wheel audio controls are optional. The XLT adds automatic headlights, foglamps, MyKey parental controls, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a six-way power driver seat, steering wheel audio controls and satellite radio. The Leather package adds ambient lighting and leather upholstery. The Sun & Sync package adds Sync and a sunroof. The Sport Appearance package adds 17-inch wheels and a variety of upgraded interior and exterior trim pieces. A seven-speaker stereo upgrade is also available.

To the XLT's feature list, the Escape Limited adds different 16-inch wheels, chrome exterior highlights, leather upholstery, heated front seats, Sync and a six-speaker stereo. Upgrading to the Limited Luxury package adds dual-zone automatic climate control, rear parking sensors and a rearview camera. The Moon and Tune package adds a sunroof and the seven-speaker stereo upgrade. Stand-alone options on the Limited include Auto Park and a navigation system, which includes the upgraded stereo, digital music storage and Sirius Travel Link (includes real-time traffic, weather and other information).

performance & mpg

All trim levels of the Ford Escape can be had with either front-wheel or all-wheel drive. A 171-horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine is standard, with a 240-hp 3.0-liter V6 optional on all but the XLS. The 2.5 can be fitted with either a five-speed manual transmission (XLS only) or a six-speed automatic. The V6 comes only with the automatic transmission. Properly equipped, the V6 Escape can tow up to 3,500 pounds.

Fuel economy with the four-cylinder, six-speed auto and front-wheel drive is 20 mpg city/28 mpg highway and 23 mpg combined. All-wheel drive drops that to 19/25/21 mpg. The front-wheel-drive six-cylinder Escape returns an estimated 18/26/21, while all-wheel drive gets 17/24/20.

safety

Antilock brakes (albeit with rear drums), traction control, stability control, front-seat side airbags and full-length head curtain airbags are all standard on the 2010 Ford Escape. In government tests, the Escape earned a perfect five stars in front and side crash tests. The Escape did equally well in Insurance Institute for Highway Safety testing, scoring the highest rating of "Good" in the frontal-offset and side tests.

Unfortunately, the Escape is hampered by poor braking performance. From 60 mph, the last Escape we tested stopped in a disappointing 154 feet.

driving

While pleasant to drive, the 2010 Ford Escape lacks the mechanical polish and sophistication of newer models from Chevrolet, Honda, Subaru and Toyota. Among compact crossovers, the Escape feels the most trucklike. Nevertheless, the electric power steering makes parking and low-speed maneuvers easy, and the suspension has been tweaked to be smoother over rough pavement. Acceleration from both engines is adequate, though the V6 isn't as energetic as the more powerful mills in the Equinox and RAV4.

interior

The Escape's cabin was given a welcome complete overhaul a few years ago, granting it nicer materials and a more attractive design. The center stack consists of neatly grouped buttons that are designed to work specifically with Ford's Sync system. This electronics interface connects with your cell phone and MP3 player, allowing you to control them through voice commands.

In terms of comfort and space, though, the Escape is starting to feel its age. Up front, the seating position is too tall, which gives the driver the feeling of hovering above the controls, and there's no telescoping steering wheel. The backseat is flat and devoid of recline or fore/aft adjustments. Cargo space stands at 29 cubic feet behind the second row and 66 cubes with the second row folded down. Folding it can be tricky, though, as the headrests must be removed and the bottom cushions tipped forward before the seatbacks can be flipped down.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2010 Ford Escape.

Throttle body
gofish5998, 8/16/2012
Two weeks ago my wife bought an 2010 Escape with 39000 miles. The sensor on the throttle body went bad & left my wife setting along the road. The guy at the Ford garage said he had replaced five of them in the last two weeks & there probably won't be a recall. None of the Escapes had over 44,000 miles on them. Lucky she bought it from a local car lot & he took care of it.
Great value for the money!
Unknown, 4/7/2016
I just recently bought a 2010 Ford Escape with 79k miles and the V6 engine. So far, I am very impressed! I just had some maintenance done to it to make sure everything is sound; this included transmission flush and oil change. Everything looked good according to the dealer. I have read a lot of negative reviews, but I would advise to buy one with some miles. That way, all of flaws would be worked out. So far, excellent car!
Drive Shaft, Door Latches and all 4 door agitators
Anthony S., 8/27/2015
I bought my 2010 Ford Escape used with 27,000 miles on it in October, 2012. I had a drive shaft issue which was fixed by the dealer as a recall item. When I reached roughly the 40,000 mile mark in early 2014 I began to see problems with my door latches opening with the remote key fob ( I realize the mileage has NOTHING to do with the door agitators). Since I didn't always open all 4 doors and it was happening only once in a while it wasn't that much of a hindrance. My driver side always (and still does) work with an old fashioned key turn process. Fast forward to the fall of 2014 and now 3 of my 4 doors were giving me problems. I took it to the dealer and the verbal quote to fix the problem was "around $2000.00". I knew the problem wasn't going to fix itself but it was more than I could afford at the time. It was especially difficult to imagine that a car worth around $10,000 had 20% of its value in door latches and agitators. Beginning summer of 2015 all four doors were/are only working with the remote about 1 out of 10 times. But my driver side rear door now wasn't opening AT ALL. I took it back to the dealer, who was extremely courteous, and they gave me a written quote of $2,200 for the 4 door latches/agitators plus another $500.00 for the door that wouldn't open problem. So now I have a car worth about $8,500 with about 25-30% of its value in those door latches. The car was perfect for my size (6'4) and worked great when all of the current issues were not issues. In doing my research, it is difficult for me to believe that there hasn't been a recall on this problem since so many other people have had door latch/agitator problems with Ford Escapes. The dealership(s) (I have spoken to 2 certified Ford Dealerships in the process) have NEVER seen all 4 door latches go. The fact that they occasionally work tells me that it could be another issue but the dealership is pretty confident that it is the agitator. Hopefully a recall becomes available in the near future or I may be forced to trade this car in rather than put out so much money for such a seemingly minor issue. I may be better off selling off parts since they apparently carry way more value than a traditional trade-in.
Fantastic All-around
morikowulf, 11/21/2011
I recently purchased my 2010 Ford Escape used, with just over 41,000 miles as a company vehicle. Aside from being well taken car of it's a good looking car, it has taken a few day long trips now over some of the mountain roads in Colorado, and I have even taken it on some 4x4 sport trails. The handling is great, and the ride is quite comfortable. The gas mileage is great, and the car is actually more compact than my friends Outback. This is a great vehicle overall, and a blast to drive!
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Features & Specs

MPG
20 city / 26 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed automatic
Gas
171 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
21 city / 28 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed automatic
Gas
171 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
20 city / 26 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed automatic
Gas
171 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
21 city / 28 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed automatic
Gas
171 hp @ 6000 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover3 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Marginal
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

More about the 2010 Ford Escape
Used 2010 Ford Escape Overview

The Used 2010 Ford Escape is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include XLT 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A), XLT 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A), Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A), Limited 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A), XLS 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A), and XLS 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 5M).

What's a good price on a Used 2010 Ford Escape?

Save up to $404 on one of 39 Used 2010 Ford Escape for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $5,583 as of08/20/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from1 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2010 Ford Escape trim styles:

  • The Used 2010 Ford Escape XLT is priced between $5,707 and$10,498 with odometer readings between 50691 and137447 miles.
  • The Used 2010 Ford Escape Limited is priced between $5,583 and$14,249 with odometer readings between 49202 and142977 miles.
  • The Used 2010 Ford Escape XLS is priced between $6,000 and$11,599 with odometer readings between 71617 and108313 miles.

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